Midwest Fall Cure: Week One

Midwest Fall Cure: Week One

Sarah Rae Smith
Oct 14, 2008

heymomo is sprucing things up with some flowers before the organizing of the closets begins.

Today (or yesterday for those who weren't off for Columbus Day) we embark on Week One, which is all about creating a vision for your space. Deep Treatment folks are cleaning, decluttering, and making lists of repairs. Those doing the One-Room Workout are starting a style tray, setting a budget, and looking for inspiration. Click below for weekly assignments and good links.


Welcome to all of our Midwest participants, here's who's on board so far: (There's a whopping 94 of us! Way to take initiative Midwest (and friends!)

Alabama: Splomo
Arkansas: lemonadefish
Illinois: LindaK, landerdander, beth_in_chicago, chicagoflamingo, HomeFor2, Vikini, alexandscott, rockypondgirl, chicagomom72, Hekela9, Mrs.Mack, Cvillegal, ksmile, orangeblossom, eshirden, madgel24, RWL, juliejuliezzzzz, rkdavis, Andi, ascout, tamaraamick, Sam Kraus, chicagoamber, CeciliaC, harmonyfrance, SassyBlondeGirl, freneticfloetry, sblack511
Indiana: Dawn, Sarcelle, Gemini Girl
Iowa: tarasana
Georgia: bellamira, jeanthief
Kansas: Jo_Bair, girlginger
Kentucky: merskine
Louisiana: urbanconjure
Michigan: JanG, Laurall, jamyzz, Simply.Goldyn., lorijo
Minnesota: ivegots, Sparklebot, cyclopathic, northwind, simpleshelly, Seshat, lilithslair, Sheaff, Sunkay, SarahN, Molly Margarita, bright_as_yellow
Missouri: nicolem2882, STLcoleen, Sadie, Chelle, sarahrae
Ohio: signe, baxlala, kennedm1, ewserk, suzieboozie, serenity_evenstar, neda
Oklahoma: Mary, Francesca, design.is.good
Tennessee: alona
Texas: lehall, MelissaS, wendi, AustinV, Melanie Millar, maybellene, srw
Wisconsin: Robin
Canada: Veronica, smallcitybeth, honeyfresh
Undeclared US: hourto, Emmm, heymomo, Jenny!, caradoll, HeatherAB
International Undeclared: Telsing, elle_media, PoignantTuna

merskine is brightening up her table scape with a beautiful mix of fall foliage.

Weekly Assignment (Deep Treatment): In the deep treatment, you're doing a lot of cleaning. If you haven't already made the switch to green cleaning products, check out our archives. With "Green Month" having been in the last few months, our archives are packed full of user reviews and comments about every product you could need.

  • Make a complete list of repairs and solutions.
  • Vacuum and mop the floors.
  • Remove one item from your apartment.
  • Buy fresh flowers.
  • Sit for 10 minutes in a part of your home that you never sit in.
  • Look into earth-friendly cleaning products.

    Weekly Assignment (One-Room Workout): This is a fun week for One-Room Workout folks. Gather ideas, check AT for inspiration, and set a budget. If you're honest with yourself from the start about what you're going to spend, your project falls into place a lot more easily.

  • Choose your room.
  • Collect inspirational pictures of rooms you love.
  • Start a style tray.
  • Visit your favorite home store.
  • Set a budget.

    ivegots is planning out her bedroom. You can join in on your thoughts on her plans on the Midwest Fall Cure Flickr site.

    Good Links & Ways To Support Other Cure Members:

  • juliejulezzzzz shares the making of her new headboard with us.
  • seshat has some questions on refurbishing furniture and making it hold still on wood floors.
  • ce_pelle is working on a new entryway color. What are your thoughts on their space?
  • Chore charts are a good way to keep your progress on track through the whole Cure Process.

    gridpaper has a beautiful workspace that just glows with light.

    Previous Posts:

  • The Midwest Fall Cure: Week Zero - Weekend
  • Midwest Fall Cure: Let's Go!
  • Roundup: The Best Of the Midwest Spring Cure

    Look for an update of the Fall Cure'rs on board each night to make sure you're included in the event!
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